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TV Anime Series 'Aria' Announces 15th Anniversary Project [Update 4/14]

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The official website of the Aria anime series announced a 15th anniversary project commemorating the television anime on Tuesday. The new project will debut in Winter 2020.

Voice actress Rina Satou (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san) will play the character Athena Glory in the anniversary project, replacing the late Tomoko Kawakami from the previous anime installments.

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Drift peacefully into Neo Venezia, a city on the planet Aqua (formerly known as Mars). By the 24th century, humans have found a way to colonize the previously uninhabitable planet. As futuristic as that sounds, Neo Venezia is still teeming with rustic beauty; gondolas on wide canals and waterways are the main mode of transportation. The city itself is a faithful replication of Manhome's (the planet formerly known as Earth) Venice.

To make sure that residents and tourists alike get the most from Neo Venezia's many wonders, companies offering guided tours via gondola were formed, one of which is named Aria Company.

This is the workplace of Akari Mizunashi, a free spirited teenager from Manhome who is now a novice Undine (the title given to tour guides). Join Akari as she becomes intimately acquainted with other Undine, tourists, Neo Venezia's residents, and even the city itself, learning many valuable life lessons along the way, such as the wonderful truth that there are such things as man-made miracles. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

The anime series adapts Kozue Amano's sci-fi slice of life manga, which originally began in Enix's Monthly Stencil under the title Aqua in January 2001. The manga switched to Comic Blade magazine with the new title Aria the following February. Mag Garden published the manga in 14 compiled volumes, selling a cumulative 4.2 million copies.

Junichi Satou (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu) helmed three anime seasons and an original video animation at Hal Film Maker in Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2007, and Winter 2008. Satou also directed the latest anime installment, Aria the Avvenire (pictured right) at TYO Animations, which debuted in September 2015.

ADV Manga released the first three volumes of Aria in English in 2004 before dropping the license. Tokyopop acquired the license for both Aqua and Aria in 2006 and 2007 and released eight volumes in total before discontinuing its publication in 2010. The company began releasing a collector's edition of two-in-one omnibuses last March. The fifth omnibus volume shipped on March 17. The manga has also been published in multiple foreign languages.

Right Stuf Inc. licensed the anime series under its Nozomi Entertainment label in North America in 2008 and released the first season on DVD in September that year. The second season shipped in two DVD volumes the following January and March. The third season, including the original video animation, was released in March 2010. The company ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to English dub all the anime installments in 2017 and released the first Blu-ray volume on March 3.

Official site: https://www.ariacompany.net/
Official Twitter: @ARIATheAVVENIRE

Source: Oricon News


Update April 14


The official manga website of Aria updated on Tuesday, announcing that the anniversary project will be a brand-new theatrical animation.

Source: Manga official site

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Ah, yes. The queen of comfy anime returns.
 
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Certainly a surprise, but a welcome one.

I know a few people who've this show in their favorites list so naturally I was curious to check it out. On that note, I'm thankful to this news for giving me the push.

It's sad that one of the VAs has passed away but here's to hoping the VA replacing will do just as good a job.

And of course Junuchi Satou retaining would be a great treat too, especially for fans of the franchise.
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Honestly pretty excited. I haven't updated my list to reflect it, but Aria is a big nostalgic choice for me. That's yet another great project to look forward to in the near future.
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I believe they know what they are doing, but I was always under impression that Hoko Kuwashima inherited all Tomoko Kawakami's roles.
 
 
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OP, you must have made a mistake. Winter 2020 was last season...
 
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Cr4zko said:
OP, you must have made a mistake. Winter 2020 was last season...


Just in case your comment is serious and not sarcastic, there is a difference between in the winter season of anime which is 2021 and anime which air in the wintertime which can also be December 2020.
 
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YES!!! It became one of my favourite series after binging it a few weeks ago but still haven't watched the latest OVAs. Really excited for this! Hopefully, Junishi Satou will come back for the direction.
 
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Always happy to see more aria. Waiting for more details.
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Mirakuru! Waiii~~!
I didn't expect this after the 10th Anniversary.
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I guess this is most likely going to be another OVA or movie project rather than a full TV-series then? Considering the manga is already covered since long ago I mean

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Can't even begin to contain my happiness. More Aria in these sad times is greatly appreciated!
 
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Is this anime adapting new arcs that werent adapted before or is it a remaster of the original?
 
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I want this now! ;)

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What if they actually decide to make a new adaptation from the start?
 
 
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OVA?
mini-series?
full series?!?!
original?

what could it possibly be?
hmmm

Vindstot said:
The company ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to English dub all the anime installments in 2017 and released the first Blu-ray volume on March 3.


really wondering here if that actually exists or not lol

 
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Sequel era incoming
 
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Is it coincedence that i'm currently finishing the franchise???? Lol
 
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Cr4zko said:
OP, you must have made a mistake. Winter 2020 was last season...


Just in case your comment is serious and not sarcastic, there is a difference between in the winter season of anime which is 2021 and anime which air in the wintertime which can also be December 2020.
Or it is probably means OVA or movie as usually when staff meant "Winter 2020" doesn't mean TV series.
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Best anime news since ages.
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a movie would be great
 
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Hoping to god that Junichi Satou is still behind this.

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Oh yassssshhh looking forward for it!!!
 
 
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So there's some good left in the anime world after all.
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Wow, this came out of nowhere. So glad that further Aria anime installments are still in place. I wonder how Mikoto Misaka's VA will do for Athena, it might take sometime to get used to. The main question is, is this a reboot or a sequel? Hope further confirmation will be told.
 
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Hoping to god that Junichi Satou is still behind this.

Please save anime.


Apparently he is. It was mentionerd by the anime producer and Satou also twitted about working on it.
 
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No matter what is going to be.
If its Aria it will be great.
 
 
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I know someone will say again that what I'm trying to say is bullshit but I'll say it anyway,

CGDCT always have a high chance of sequel(s).
 
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I'm fine with anything when it's Aria.
 
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THE HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE!! is real
 
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>The Avvenire was almost 5 years ago.
Damn, I'm getting old.
If I had to guess I'd say it's about the newbie undines showed there. Still, anything would be great.
 
 
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Hype stuff, great news !!
 
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I don't expect Origination greatness, but I'm nonetheless looking forward to whatever this project turns out to be.
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yes i am gonna watch it :)
 
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News Update


The official manga website of Aria updated on Tuesday, announcing that the anniversary project will be a brand-new theatrical animation.

Source: Manga official site

 
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Wasn't as fond of Avvenire(except for the haircuts, those were exquisite), but this gives me one more reason to rewatch it.



 
 
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hell yes it's a movie!
I was just saying i'd like to see a movie come out of the Aria franchise
 
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more Aria, more perfection =w=
 
 
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One of the best news.
 
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def watching it if satojun is involved
 
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Let's gooooo!!!! 2020 is being pretty rough, but there is still hope if we are getting more Aria :)
 
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Time to watch the dvd's of the rest of the series!
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GreatAide said:

Vindstot said:
The company ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to English dub all the anime installments in 2017 and released the first Blu-ray volume on March 3.


really wondering here if that actually exists or not lol


It does, but they've only sent it to the Kickstarter Backers so it's not online right now. It might be eventually, but I think the backers have priority for a while. The company that did the dub has done that with a bunch of other series too.

Edit: Nvm just found it online lol
 
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Now that's some interesting news.
Good, I hope the result will be interesting. More of Aria's beauty is always welcomed.
 
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[quote=Vindstot message=59580172]

The official website of the Aria anime series announced a 15th anniversary project commemorating the television anime on Tuesday. The new project will debut in Winter 2020. [quote]

I’m assuming that it’s coming out Winter 2021 not Winter 2020 seeing how the Winter 2020 season is already over.